Warner Oland


Actor
Warner Oland

About

Also Known As
Werner Ohlund
Birth Place
Sweden
Born
October 03, 1880
Died
August 06, 1938

Biography

In the US from boyhood. Oland entered films in 1912, often as character heavies, and in 1931 played the first of his Charlie Chan roles for which is chiefly remembered....

Photos & Videos

Shanghai Express - Movie Posters
Shanghai Express - Jumbo Lobby Card
Shanghai Express - Lobby Cards

Family & Companions

Edith Shearn
Wife
Actor. Born 1870, died 1968.

Biography

In the US from boyhood. Oland entered films in 1912, often as character heavies, and in 1931 played the first of his Charlie Chan roles for which is chiefly remembered.

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

Charlie Chan at Monte Carlo (1938)
Charlie Chan
Charlie Chan at the Olympics (1937)
Charlie Chan
Charlie Chan at the Opera (1937)
Charlie Chan
Charlie Chan on Broadway (1937)
Charlie Chan
Charlie Chan at the Circus (1936)
Charlie Chan
Charlie Chan's Secret (1936)
Charlie Chan
Charlie Chan at the Race Track (1936)
Charlie Chan
Werewolf of London (1935)
Dr. Yogami
Charlie Chan in Egypt (1935)
Charlie Chan
Charlie Chan in Shanghai (1935)
Charlie Chan
Charlie Chan in Paris (1935)
Charlie Chan
Shanghai (1935)
His Excellency, Lun Sing
Charlie Chan's Courage (1934)
Charlie Chan
Charlie Chan in London (1934)
Inspector Charlie Chan
Mandalay (1934)
Nick
The Painted Veil (1934)
General Yu
Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back (1934)
Prince Achmed
Charlie Chan's Greatest Case (1933)
Chalie Chan
Before Dawn (1933)
Dr. Paul Cornelius
As Husbands Go (1933)
Hippolitus ["Hippy"] Lomi
Charlie Chan's Chance (1932)
Charlie Chan
Shanghai Express (1932)
Henry Chang
A Passport to Hell (1932)
Baron Von Sydow
The Son-Daughter (1932)
Fen Sha [also known as The Sea Crab]
Daughter of the Dragon (1931)
Fu Manchu
Drums of Jeopardy (1931)
Boris Karlov
The Black Camel (1931)
Charlie Chan
The Big Gamble (1931)
[Andrew] North
Charlie Chan Carries On (1931)
Charlie Chan
Dishonored (1931)
Colonel Von Hindau
Paramount on Parade (1930)
The Vagabond King (1930)
Thibault
The Return of Dr. Fu Manchu (1930)
Dr. Fu Manchu
Dangerous Paradise (1930)
Schomberg
The Mysterious Dr. Fu Manchu (1929)
Dr. Fu Manchu
The Faker (1929)
Hadrian, the faker
Chinatown Nights (1929)
Boston Charley
The Mighty (1929)
Sterky
The Studio Murder Mystery (1929)
Borka
Wheel of Chance (1928)
Mosher Turkeltaub
Stand and Deliver (1928)
Chika
The Scarlet Lady (1928)
Zaneriff
Dream of Love (1928)
Duke
Tell It to the Marines (1927)
Chinese bandit leader
Good Time Charley (1927)
Good Time Charley [Charles Edward Keene]
A Million Bid (1927)
Geoffrey Marsh
Don Juan (1927)
Caesar Borgia
What Happened to Father (1927)
W. Bradberry, father
Old San Francisco (1927)
Chris Buckwell
The Jazz Singer (1927)
The Cantor [Papa Rabinowitz]
Sailor Izzy Murphy (1927)
Monsieur Jules de Gondelaurier
When a Man Loves (1927)
André Lescaut
Twinkletoes (1926)
Roseleaf
The Mystery Club (1926)
Eli Sinsabaugh
The Marriage Clause (1926)
Max Ravenal
Man of the Forest (1926)
Clint Beasley
Don Q, Son of Zorro (1925)
The Archduke
Riders of the Purple Sage (1925)
Lew Walters/Judge Dyer
Flower of Night (1925)
Luke Rand
The Winding Stair (1925)
Petras
Infatuation (1925)
Osman Pasha
So This Is Marriage (1924)
King David
One Night in Rome (1924)
Mario Dorando
Curlytop (1924)
Shanghai Dan
The Fighting American (1924)
Fu Shing
His Children's Children (1923)
Dr. Dahl
The Pride of Palomar (1922)
Okada
East Is West (1922)
Charley Yong
The Yellow Arm (1921)
Hurricane Hutch (1921)
The Phantom Foe (1920)
The Third Eye (1920)
The Avalanche (1919)
Nick Delano
Mandarin's Gold (1919)
Li Hsun
The Twin Pawns (1919)
John Bent
The Witness for the Defense (1919)
Captain Ballantyne
The Lightning Raider (1919)
The Naulahka (1918)
Maharajah
Convict 993 (1918)
Dan Mallory
The Mysterious Client (1918)
Boris Norjunov
The Yellow Ticket (1918)
Baron Andrey
The Cigarette Girl (1917)
Mr. Wilson
The Fatal Ring (1917)
Patria (1917)
The Eternal Sapho (1916)
H. Coudal
The Reapers (1916)
James Shaw
The Rise of Susan (1916)
Sinclair La Salle
The Eternal Question (1916)
Pierre Felix
The Unfaithful Wife (1915)
Sin (1915)
Pietro
Destruction (1915)
Mr. Deleveau

Cast (Short)

Movies On Sundays (1935)

Misc. Crew (Short)

Some of the Greatest (1955)
Archival Footage

Life Events

Photo Collections

Shanghai Express - Movie Posters
Shanghai Express - Movie Posters
Shanghai Express - Jumbo Lobby Card
Shanghai Express - Jumbo Lobby Card
Shanghai Express - Lobby Cards
Here are a few Lobby Cards from Paramount's Shanghai Express (1932), starring Marlene Dietrich. Lobby Cards were 11" x 14" posters that came in sets of 8. As the name implies, they were most often displayed in movie theater lobbies, to advertise current or coming attractions.
Charlie Chan at the Circus - Movie Poster
Here is the Window Card from Fox's Charlie Chan at the Circus (1936), starring Warner Oland. Window Cards were 14x22 mini posters designed to be placed in store windows around town during a film's engagement. A blank space at the top of the poster featured theater and playdate infromation.
The Jazz Singer - Scene Stills
Here are some scene stills from The Jazz Singer (1927), Warner Bros' ground-breaking "Talkie" starring Al Jolson.

Videos

Movie Clip

Shanghai Express (1932) - Both Their Souls Are Rotten Pompous clergyman Carmichael (Lawrence Grant) unloads on Brit military doctor Harvey (Clive Brook) about Hui Fei (Anna May Wong) and Magdalen (Marlene Dietrich, a.k.a. Shanghai Lily), whose subsequent chat suggests a complex history, early on the trip in Shanghai Express, 1932.
Shanghai Express (1932) - I Have No Friends At All Warner Oland as Chang, now revealed as a ruthless Chinese revolutionary, has stopped the train to interrogate passengers, so Magdalen (Marlene Dietrich, a.k.a. Shanghai Lily, employing her astonishing ability with language) acts as interpreter, Emile Chautard the French officer, in Shanghai Express, 1932.
Shanghai Express (1932) - The Most Respectable People The train stalled by city hassles, first Doc (Clive Brook) then parson Carmichael (Lawrence Grant) visit similarly-employed Magdalen (Marlene Dietrich) and Hui Fei (Anna May Wong), then Mrs. Haggerty (Louise Closser Hale) misreads the situation, in Joseph von Sternberg’s Shanghai Express, 1932.
Shanghai Express (1932) - Everything But A Turkish Bath Terrific hubbub, Joseph von Sternberg directing and introducing Anna May Wong, Louise Closser Hale and fussy Lawrence Grant, then star Marlene Dietrich, mysterious Warner Oland, and uniformed “Doc,” (Clive Brook), all departing “Peiping,” in Paramount’s Shanghai Express, 1932.
When A Man Loves (1927) - Temptations Of The Flesh Introduction of leading man John Barrymore, meeting Manon (Dolores Costello), en route to life in a convent, in the hit Warner Brothers treatment of Manon Lescaut, the 1731 novel by the Abbe Prevost, restored by UCLA and the George Eastman House, When A Man Loves, 1927.
When A Man Loves (1927) - Too Frail To Please Manon (Dolores Costello), having escaped from her brother (Warner Oland), who’s trying to sell her into prostitution, searches for her lover Fabien (John Barrymore), who’s been tricked into believing she left him, winding up in the same Paris tavern, in Warner Brothers’ When A Man Loves, 1927.
When A Man Loves (1927) - Please Trust Me As A Friend Fabien (John Barrymore), entranced by the beauty of Manon (Dolores Costello), abandons his pursuit of the priesthood and rescues her from her brother (Warner Oland), who’s just sold her into prostitution, in 18th century France, in When A Man Loves, 1927, adapted from Manon Lescaut.
When A Man Loves (1927) - Two Innocents Having met that day and escaped, her from being sold into de facto prostitution and him from enrollment in seminary, Manon (Dolores Costello) and Fabien (John Barrymore) arrive in Paris ca. 1730, learning about one another, in Warner Brothers’ When A Man Loves, 1927.
When A Man Loves (1927) - When We Are Rich Impoverished after escaping to 1730’s Paris, unmarried Fabien (John Barrymore) and Manon (Dolores Costello) happily pretend they can raise the rent, when her evil brother (Warner Oland) appears, looking to deliver her to a lecherous nobleman, in When A Man Loves, 1927.
Don Juan (1926) - The Borgia After prologue on the youth of the title character, a leap to Borgia-ruled Rome, introducing Cesare (Warner Oland), Lucrezia (Estelle Taylor), Donati (Montagu Love), Spanish maiden della Varnese (Mary Astor) and dishy servant Maria (Myrna Loy), all awaiting John Barrymore, in Don Juan, 1926.
Don Juan (1926) - It's Death To Defy The Borgia Spanish Adriana (Mary Astor) and father (Josef Swickard) are introduced, intimidated, at the court of the Borgia, (Estelle Taylor, Warner Oland, Montagu Love as Donati) plotting while the title character (John Barrymore) arrives, distracted by a maid (Helene Costello), observed by Maria (Myrna Loy), in Don Juan, 1926.
Don Juan (1926) - We Have No Clever Enemies New acquaintance John Barrymore (title character) insinuating himself with Roman power player Lucrezia Borgia (Estelle Taylor), having intercepted a chalice she poisoned for his fellow Spaniard, the father of Adriana (Mary Astor), herself falling under his spell, in Don Juan, 1926.

Companions

Edith Shearn
Wife
Actor. Born 1870, died 1968.

Bibliography